Scout Report: Pierre-Emile Højbjerg

Shortly after Renato Sanches sealed his €35 million move to Bayern Munich, rumours started to circulate that as part of the deal, Benfica have secured the first option on the Bavarians’ young Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Højbjerg. But who is Højbjerg, and what would he bring to Benfica’s midfield? We asked Shantanu Paranjape from Bayern Central for the inside scoop.

Scout Report: Lucas Alario

Lucas Alario

Hot on the heels of Benfica's reported interest in Boca Juniors' Rodrigo Bentancur, the Eagles have been linked with another star of Argentina's Primera División, River Plate striker Lucas Alario. To find out more about the Argentinean forward, we spoke to Jordan Russell of Futebol Planeta.

Scout Report: Mário Rui

A former Sporting and Benfica youth player, Mário Rui is little known in his native Portugal, but has been making a name for himself in Serie A. Linked with a return to his homeland by both the Italian and Portuguese press, we get the details on the diminutive full-back from Gregory Caltabanis of Italian Football Daily.

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Scout Report: Andrija Živković

Barely a week goes by without Andrija Živković being linked with a top European club. Benfica are rumoured to have been close to his signature in the January transfer window, and may revisit their interest this summer. We find out all about the Serbian starlet from Pierre Vuillemot of Footballski, a website dedicated to Eastern European football.

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Scout Report: Ignacio Camacho

With Renato Sanches’ future uncertain, Ljubomir Fejsa plagued by injuries, and Andreas Samaris struggling to recapture his best form, Benfica may be tempted to strengthen in central midfield this summer. We discuss one rumoured target, Málaga’s Ignacio Camacho, with Miguel Quintana of Spanish football site Ecos del Balón.

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Scout Report: Rodrigo Bentancur

Rodrigo Bentancur is the latest South American starlet to be linked with a move to Benfica. We take a detailed look at the cultured Uruguayan midfielder, with Jordan Russell of Futebol Planeta.